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Idaho-based ‘The Grinder’ on television life support

Rob Lowe, left, and Fred Savage appear in a scene from "The Grinder," premiering Sept. 29, on Fox. (Ray Mickshaw/FOX via AP)
Rob Lowe, left, and Fred Savage appear in a scene from "The Grinder," premiering Sept. 29, on Fox. (Ray Mickshaw/FOX via AP)

Boise’s claim-to-prime-time fame, “The Grinder,” will survive its (Fred) savage ratings for a few more weeks. Despite plummeting viewership, Fox recently ordered six more scripts for the legal comedy, which is set in Boise and stars Fred Savage and Rob Lowe. It debuted Sept. 29. Analysis at TV.com notes that because Fox has nothing else to stick in its time slot, “The Grinder” might actually last a full season. After that, it’s hard to imagine producers plea-bargaining their way out of the inevitable death sentence/Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: I'm still trying to get over the cancellation of "Backstrom," the Portland-based cop show featuring "Rainn Wilson" of the office. Have you experienced the cancellation of a favorite show in recent years?


Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/10/23/4046385_tvs-grinder-barely-grinding-treefort.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy


D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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